Willa Cather has a great understanding of diction and thoroughly displays it in My Antonia. Anton Jelinek, a newly arrived immigrant from Bohemia, still calls Italians, “Eytalian … kawn-tree … we was showed in” (69) and mispronounces country and does not yet understand English grammar. He comments that, “I make my first communion very young,” (71). Jelinek’s informal dialogue fits his character because he is an immigrant and has just barely started to learn English. Therefore, his bad grammar, his accent, and mispronunciations make sense for who he is and where he came from, especially when taken into account where he is in his life. In contrast, Jim, who grew up in America and is native to the land, has a highly developed vocabulary and comments on how things are, “taciturn … [or] queer,” (72) and notes that Krajiek, “shrunk along behind them,” (75). He describes the, “bluish air, full of fine eddying snow, like long veils flying,” (76) and uses the words, “propitiatory intent” (77). Jim has a more formal language and is more educated that the immigrants of the towns. It is logical because it is written from the view of Jim as an adult looking back. As he looks back, he finds more complete words to describe situations that when he was actually in them. Jim’s vocabulary enlarged over time, so changes in how he describes his memories or reasonable.
The president appeals primarily to pathos by listing ordinary people who fell victim to “deadly terrorist attacks.” He draws upon the audience’s feelings of anger and sorrow by including “moms and dads, friends and neighbors” among the murdered. President Bush details the efforts of different parts of the government to guarantee safety and stability. He guarantees his audience that everything possible is being done to find the terrorists who were responsible for the attacks. Also, the president shows pathos by saying this “Tonight, I ask for your prayers for all those who grieve, for the children whose worlds have been shattered, for all whose sense of safety and security has been threatened.”
“We can leave the mountain anytime we want but those with ALS are prisoners in their own body”-Alex Williams. People with ALS start losing their ability to move as the disease goes through their body. In the Book Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom Morrie Schwartz has ALS and he tries to give away all of his wisdom before he dies. Morrie teaches people to live life through showing love to family, not hiding or being scared of aging and accepting that Death is natural.
The article starts by trying to provoke fear at the reader. Using false numbers about how little our defense actually is and that keeping the homeland safe should be our main goal. It also mentions how scary the world is and how many enemies America has and how dangerous the middle east is. After all the propaganda the article moves to slam obama saying he has 487 billion dollars from the total spent on excessive weapons, training, and deployment into countries we never should have been in. The article finally ends on a lighter note sharing how America has had an effect throughout the world and without us countries would be left to suffer.
Michelle Alexander is a professor at the Union Theological Seminary,a civil rights lawyer and advocate and writer that devotes herself to speaking out on racial injustice and that slavery hasn't actually left america or in Alexander’s words, “we have not ended racial caste in America, we have merely redesigned it.” Alexander's book touches a lot of subjects that have to do with America's criminal justice system, such as criticizing past President Richard Nixon's “the war on drugs”, she explains that because of this event our country has lead to mass incarceration, of those being arrested with usually black americans. Thus we have this crucial issue with racial injustice and denying our citizens basic human right by holding them in jail cells
The author’s credibility is established before, throughout, and at the end of the article by giving sources from media news, such as CNN and other publications from the New York Times. The problem with CNN being a “media” news source is that information isn’t always proven true and is often opinionated. On ,“Karen Douglas, Business Insider, 2017”, from a poll taken of 3000 random participants, CNN was considered more or less distrustworthy. This poll supports the statistical evidence that declares CNN’s information 47% untrue or false on (CNN File PunditFact 2017) . If David uses CNN for statistical reports to support his left sided point of view, how can we know if what he says is even true? We can’t. However, the author uses emotional reasoning and empathy to sway the reader into understanding and accepting his point of view, even if the view is not 100% true.
Stephanie Ericsson categorizes the many ways people lie on a daily basis. She uses a mixture of facts, quotes and opinions to capture the severity of telling a lie. Her article has enabled me to understand the thought process that goes behind telling a lie. She justifies minor lies by using ethos and stating that minor lies prevents hurt feelings and that it is normal to lie. Stephanie frequently asks rhetorical questions to make readers think of the matter at hand. She also uses anaphora to seem more relatable and understanding to her readers. I tell minor lies on a daily basis but I did not realize that there is so many different types of lies. i and many other people often rationalize with ourselves to make our lies seem less harmful when
Joanna Bauer, she is the facilitator at the University of Phoenix. And she explained how to construct an academic paragraph. It is very interesting and will follow her guidance. Accordingly to her "Effective communication is the key to success in business." Also, it is crucial to take these consideration in an essay.
Barbara Lazear Ascher, born 1946, Full time writer; argues why a person would show compassion and learn empathy.The man in the story is walking across the street past a mother. The mother sees him and shows compassion to give him money. The author explains the reason why she gave him money. “Was it fear or compassion that motivated the gift?” The poverty rate in new york was growing while the rich start to feel compassion and want to help the growing needy.The author states in order to improve yourself you must help someone else. That people want to feel better by giving. The author quotes”we cannot deny the existence of the helpless as their presence grows.” If you have enough and someone needs something you have more than
In Randa Jarrar’s essay Why I can’t stand white belly dancers she bluntly addresses the predicament of cultural appropriation. Jarrar’s main purpose is to inform her audience on appropriation, whether it’s done oblivious or uncaring of the situation. There are many ways she presents the situation, the tone she takes on to convey the problem is unsympathetic and transparent.
The main point of this article is to criticize Trump’s actions handling issues carrying out role of leading a nation. In response to airstrikes and nations varying justifications, the author states in source B, “chaos engulfing the Trump administration that the U.S. airstrikes on Syria had to jostle for public attention with the voluminous news of the president's scandals.”(Boot) This quote signifies the overall theme of the article that the author believes Trump and his administration actions are not sufficient in dealing with Syria. The author uses fallacies such as red herring to divert attention away from the real issue and onto Trump’s personal life. The author’s opinion used to influence readers shown when the author states, “It is hard to imagine how Trump can do his job - for example, approving military strikes on Syria - while drowning in this rising tide of scandal.” (Boot) Source B reveals the
Valerie Strauss appears to her readers as an inductive/deductive personality. Throughout this article, she shows the readers her inductive side because she has logical information that leads up to her conclusion about teachers being underpaid. Valerie thinks her information that she presents is reliable and powerful to support her point. She shows the deductive side because she gives her generalization idea of teachers being underpaid, but then moves forward to the facts and statistics to support her idea. Valerie Strauss thought this would convince her audience, in which it did not.
One assignment I’ve done well on this year is the letter we wrote to Anne Northrup. In the letter we had to use primarily: ethos, pathos, and logos to convince Mrs.Northrup to do something we would like her to do. On this particular assignment, my improvement on using these rhetorical devices was evident. I chose to use this assignment as backing evidence for my improvement on the use of ethos, pathos, and logos, because this it contains the best evidence for me to do so. All the rhetorical devices I used were highly effective such as these: “Aren’t college owners rich enough already?” and “Would free college for all U.S. citizens hurt owners even in the slightest way?”.